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Yankee No 1555 Antique Heavy Duty Breast Drill

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    Posted 5 years ago

    fortapache
    (2867 items)

    This is a Yankee No 1555 Breast Drill. The brace is there so you can put your shoulder into it. The last patent date on it is 1910 but apparently it was made for a few years after that.
    O the silver section are the settings. PLAIN, L.H. Ratchet, R.H., R.H. DOUBLE, and LOCK.
    The other side of the silver section Has Yankee 1555 and the patent dates which are July 23 03 and Aug 23 10.
    I have a similar hand drill coming up in the queue.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      I wonder if this was the hammer drill of yesteryear? Very cool!
    2. iggy iggy, 5 years ago
      That's cool. Some people make this style of drill into eggbeaters also!
    3. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. It probably was.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      And thank you very much Thomas.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much iggy. Perhaps for ostrich eggs.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
      mikelv85
      Efesgirl
      racer4four
      jscott0363
      brunswick
      Caperkid
      Manikan
      iggy
      beyemvey
    7. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      nutsabotas6
      vetraio50
      freon
      blunderbuss2
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Such a cool drill Fort! I've never heard of such a thing. Thanks for sharing :-)
    9. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Rick55 and I have another.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      Rick55
      antiquerose
    11. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    12. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      When I first got into the trade, I kept one of these in my toolbox, along with my brace and bits, Yankee screwdriver, and handsaws, just in case we were working in the field, doing concrete forms, and had no, or lost power, before battery operated drill motors! :^)
    13. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      iggy, this one is way to big to be used for an egg beater! :^D
    14. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you billretirecoll. That makes good sense.
      It is a bit heavy for an egg beater as it weighs more than a box full of them.

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